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Current perspectives on Asian women in leadership : a cross-cultural analysis

Author: Yonjoo Cho; Rajashi Ghosh; Judy Y Sun; Gary N McLean
Publisher: Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. ©2017
Series: Current perspectives on Asian women in leadership.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text explores the unique socioeconomic challenges encountered by female leaders in China, India, Japan, Korea and other Asian countries where traditional cultural expectations and modernised values coexist. It provides insight into gender inequality and underutilisation of female talent as well as ways to develop highly qualified women in organisations.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Cross-cultural studies
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Current perspectives on Asian women in leadership.
Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
(OCoLC)972272311
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yonjoo Cho; Rajashi Ghosh; Judy Y Sun; Gary N McLean
ISBN: 9783319549965 3319549960
OCLC Number: 1005353964
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Current Perspectives on Asian Women in Leadership; Acknowledgments; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Part1 Opening; 1 Asian Women in Leadership: An Introduction; Asian Context; Ten Asian Countries and Regions; Chapter Outlines; Target Audience; Who We Are; Co-Editors; Conclusion; References; Part2 Research on Women in Leadership in 10 Countries and Regions; 2 Women in Leadership in China: Past, Present, and Future; Women's Family Roles and Social Status in Traditional Chinese Culture; The Rise of Feminism and Communism; Women's Educational and Working Opportunities. The Impact of the One-Child Policy; Urban versus Rural Areas; Urbanization; The Impact of Marital Status on Employment; Women in Leadership in Government; Women Leaders in the Corporate Sector; Implications and Conclusion; References; 3 Current State of Women Leaders in India: Challenges and Opportunities; Tracing the Roots of Gender Roles in Indian Society; Impact of Gender Roles on Developing Women Leadership in India; Policies and Legislation for Protecting Women's Rights; Education for Women; Tradition-Modernity Dualism for the Changing Indian Woman; Gendered Nature of Workplace Practices. Implications and Conclusion; References; 4 Women Leaders in Indonesia: Current Picture and Strategies for Empowerment; Cultural Factors Influencing the Development of Women Leaders in Indonesia; Historical Account of Women's Leadership in Indonesia; Current State of Women in Leadership Positions in Indonesia; Strategies for Empowerment; Proposed Research Agenda; Conclusion; References; 5 Women's Leadership in Japan; Background and Context; Barriers and Challenges; Government Policies; Organizational Factors; Women's Motivation; Opportunities; General Legislative Support. Organizational and Institutional Support; Educational and Training Opportunities; Implications for Future Research and Practice; Conclusion; References; 6 Korean Women in Leadership: Challenges and Opportunities; Introduction; Women in the Labor Market; Women's Low Status in Global Rankings; Women's Economic Participation; Women Leaders in Various Sectors; Women's Career Interruptions; Women's Challenges; Cultural Constraints; The Gender Divide in Family Roles; The Gendered Workplace; Opportunities; Women Leaders' Strengths; The Government's Role; Roles of HRD; Research Agenda. Contextual Factors; Comparative Analyses; Conclusion; References; 7 Women in Leadership in Malaysia; Women and Leadership in the Malaysian Context; Malaysian Women's Social Status; Family Roles and Expectations; Historical, Political, and Socio-Economic Backgrounds; Malaysian Educational System; Rising Trend: Women Participation in the Workforce; Cases of Women as Leaders in Organizations; Legislative and Policy Context; Future Development: How to Empower Women to Be Leaders; Offer Opportunities; Provide Leadership Training; Provide Flexible Work Arrangements; Research Implications; Conclusion.
Series Title: Current perspectives on Asian women in leadership.
Responsibility: Yonjoo Cho, Rajashi Ghosh, Judy Y. Sun, Gary N. McLean, editors.

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This text explores the unique socioeconomic challenges encountered by female leaders in China, India, Japan, Korea and other Asian countries where traditional cultural expectations and modernised values coexist. It provides insight into gender inequality and underutilisation of female talent as well as ways to develop highly qualified women in organisations.

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